White Crow 2018 Lincang Shoumei White Tea



Made from 2018 Lincang material, this Shoumei-grade white tea exhibits a pleasant floral fragrance and thick texture. As this tea is made from Yunnan big leaf material, it can withstand multiple infusions, after which we strongly recommend boiling in order to extract the last of that sweet, sweet tea-nectar.

As white tea continues to surge in popularity, more and more teas that use “high quality” or “gushu” (read: expensive) material seem to push their way to the front. Meanwhile, this budget level shoumei has managed to be one of the best we’ve come across this year, even after many higher-end productions were considered.

Please note that after some unexpected popularity, a limited number of 357g cakes have been restocked.


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8 reviews for White Crow 2018 Lincang Shoumei White Tea

  1. 5 out of 5

    dhfarber (verified owner)

    I completely agree with the description – this is better than many of the fuding silver needles I’ve tried. The cake is beautiful, with large multi-colored leaves that easily break apart. The liquor is sweet and grassy with a honey and floral aroma. It will be hard to save any of this one to age.

  2. 5 out of 5

    DJPAS (verified owner)

    Love this White Tea, I got it first in the full house gift box and was amazed
    Taste like greek joghurt, honey and nuts

  3. 5 out of 5

    sara.boan (verified owner)

    Oh my goodness – what an exquisite white tea. The cake itself is gorgeous with its multicolored large leaves: they almost remind me of dried autumn leaves. The texture is thick and almost syrupy, and pleasantly coats the mouth. And the taste has a rich honeyed sweetness with no astringency. The aroma in the empty cup is incredibly sweet, floral, and heady. Very impressed and looking forward to many sessions with this special tea.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Alexandra Verville-Paris (verified owner)

    Look at those jumbo leaves; they are very impressive. There are as much silvery buds as almost black leaves. The color variation makes it funny to look at. I love the fact that the leaves are loosely compressed. After the first rinse, a flowery smell comes out. Then some honey notes are added. This tea offer a medium mouthcoating. You’ll certainly enjoy the golden-yellow color. You should give it a try; sweet and satisfying!

  5. 5 out of 5

    hollywaxwing (verified owner)

    I haven’t met a lot of Shoumei that disappoints me and this one is no exception. Love the honeyed sweetness and generally soothing feeling I get from this tea. I think it is a good value for the price, but I might let it age in Kunming a bit longer before pulling the trigger on a full cake. I think Shoumei is a fun entry point for people who are new to gongfucha or “craft tea,” and it is fun to share how it shifts when boiled after a gongfu session.

  6. 5 out of 5

    teabooksart (verified owner)

    I’m glad I went for the full cake on this one and skipped the sample. This tea is gorgeous to look at, the contrast between the leaves making it an absolutely delight to behold. Unwrapped you can already smell the sweetness and steeped there’s nothing more glorious than the warm honeysuckle and nutty flavor that lingers on your palette.

    I may need to buy a second cake to age because this one isn’t going to last very long I fear.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Cyrion (verified owner)

    I totally agree with the quality and taste of this tea (especially at this price). It is sweet, rich and mouth coating. I’m also quite sure it is a good tea for long time storage.

  8. 5 out of 5

    ceciestmonthe (verified owner)

    Amazing tea, especially for the price! Sweet and mouthcoating from the very first steep, it quickly develops a creamy nougat flavor. Can be reinfused for a long, long time.

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